What does sherry mean?

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ˈʃɛr isher·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sherry(noun)

    dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif


  1. sherry(Noun)

    A fortified wine produced in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, or a similar wine produced elsewhere.

  2. sherry(Noun)

    A variety of sherry.

    They produce several quality sherries.

  3. sherry(Noun)

    A glass of sherry.

    Would you like a sherry?

  4. Sherry(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English, from the sherry wine, or a variant of Cheri.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sherry(noun)

    a Spanish light-colored dry wine, made in Andalusia. As prepared for commerce it is colored a straw color or a deep amber by mixing with it cheap wine boiled down

    Etymology: [So called from Xeres, a Spanish town near Cadiz, x in Spanish having been formerly pronounced like sh in English.]


  1. Sherry

    Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. Sherry is produced in a variety of dry styles made primarily from the Palomino grape, ranging from light versions similar to white table wines, such as Manzanilla and Fino, to darker and heavier versions that have been allowed to oxidise as they age in barrel, such as Amontillado and Oloroso. Sweet dessert wines are also made, from Pedro Ximenez or Moscatel grapes, and are sometimes blended with Palomino-based Sherries. The word "Sherry" is an anglicisation of Xeres. Sherry was previously known as sack, from the Spanish saca, meaning "extraction" from the solera. In Europe, "Sherry" has protected designation of origin status, and under Spanish law, all wine labelled as "Sherry" must legally come from the Sherry Triangle, an area in the province of Cádiz between Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa María. In 1933 the Jerez Denominación de Origen was the first Spanish denominación to be officially recognised in this way, officially named D.O. Jerez-Xeres-Sherry and sharing the same governing council as D.O. Manzanilla Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sherry

    sher′i, n. a name derived from Xeres or Jerez de la Frontera, near Cadiz, and applied to the better kind of white wines grown in the neighbourhood of Xeres.—Sherry cobbler, a cobbler made with sherry.—Natural sherry, a sherry having from two to four per cent. of spirit added to make it keep.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sherry

    An English corruption of “Sherris,” a dry wine exported from Xeres in Spain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sherry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sherry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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